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The original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” are kicking their way over to Funko in four new Pop! figures. Following the release of the Red, White and Pink Rangers, the Green, Black, Yellow and Blue Rangers will make their Funko debut this summer.
According to the official announcement,
The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are ready for battle! Between the Green Ranger’s martial arts skills, Black Ranger’s strength, Yellow Ranger’s quick wit, and Blue Ranger’s intelligence, there’s nothing they can’t overcome! Complete your Pop! Power Rangers collection this August!
Funko’s line of Preacher Pop! vinyl figures was greeted last month with a chorus of “Awwww,” followed immediately by “Hey, where’s Tulip?” Both reactions are understandable because a. the figures are cute as hell (especially Arseface), and b. there’s a history of toymakers ignoring female characters, even while producing multiple versions of the males. But fear not, Funko hasn’t let down Tulip fans.
With seen plenty of Suicide Squad Pop! vinyl figures, both in the wild and in official images. However, it turns out those were only the beginning.
In addition to the standard figures, which include most of the characters from the upcoming Warner Bros. film (including tw0 Deadshots), Funko has debuted a half-dozen additional versions of Harley Quinn and the Joker, available exclusively at select retailers.
As if Funko doesn’t already have a firm grip on collectors, the company has introduced a new line of exclusives with a pair of Guardians of the Galaxy figures that are difficult to exist.
The Howard the Duck Dorbz and Cosmo Pop! vinyl figures kick off Funko’s Specialty Series, which will only be available through boutique retailers, specialty stores, local comic shops and select online outlets.
On the heels of Preacher‘s fiery — and much-talked-about — television debut, Funko has unveiled its first Pop! vinyl figures. At least we hope they’re only the first, because Tulip O’Hare is nowhere to be seen.
We will, however, get a cigarette-smoking Jesse Custer, a heavy-drinking Cassidy, and an Arseface who’s … just too cute for words. Who’d have guessed we’d ever write that?
One of the breakout stars of Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is swinging into Funko’s Pop! line — and he’s bringing Hawkeye with him.
Oh, and he’s carrying you-know-who’s shield.
Starting this summer, Batman’s dastardly group of foes will begin a nefarious plot to take over his presence in Funko’s line of Pop! Vinyl figures. If fans of the line aren’t careful, they could end up with an Impopster in their home!
Funko has unveiled a new wave of figures in their popular Pop! Vinyl line, one that finds Batman villains — including Harley Quinn, Penguin, Riddler, Scarecrow, Two-Face and Poison Ivy — donning variations of the Dark Knight’s duds. Each character’s sporting a mash-up of their truly villainous identities and Batman’s iconic cape and cowl. The line starts in July with the release of the Riddler and Poison Ivy Pops and continues through November.
On the heels of those new Dragon Ball vinyl figures, Funko has announced Sailor Moon is coming to its Pop! Animation line in July.
She won’t be alone, naturally: The 3.75-inch figure is accompanied by Luna, and followed by Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus and Artemis, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask.
Funko is expanding its Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z offerings with six new Pop! vinyl figures.
Arriving in July, the latest wave features 3.75-inch versions of Gohan, Trunks, Krillin, Majin Buu and, from the original story, Bulma and Goku and his Flying Nimbus.
After teasing us in February at Toy Fair in New York, Funko has given the Ghostbusters a call, officially unveiling its line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on the franchise reboot.
The series consists of team members Patty Nolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jill Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Kevin the receptionist (Chris Hemsworth), Gertrude’s Ghost and Rowan’s Ghost.
Conventions | The producers of Salt Lake Comic Con are expanding westward, and taking their FanXperience spinoff event to Asia. Organizers have announced a partnership with Pop Life Entertainment, the parent company of Funko, to hold FanX events this year in the Philippines (June 10-12), China (Sept. 14-17) and Thailand (Dec. 11). Salt Lake co-founder Bryan Brandenburg said Pop Life has an agreement with a Hollywood talent agency to bring “A level” guests to the Asian shows as well as to Salt Lake Comic Con. [The Salt Lake Tribune]
Get your shelves, couches and phones ready, because Funko’s Mymoji line is on the way. The company’s new line of blind-boxed vinyl collectibles and 4″ plush toys will soon vie with Funko’s Pop! Vinyls for your attention. So far the Mymoji line, which features the heads of popular characters making different emoji-style expressions, will include characters from DC Comics, “My Little Pony” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
The company debuted the Mymoji line at this year’s Toy Fair, as revealed via PopVinyls.com, and scans from Funko’s Toy Fair catalogue reveal what the first few waves will include. The line will consist of blind-boxed 1.5″ vinyl heads, with each one coming with a download code so you can get the emoji version of the Mymoji on your phone. Additionally, huggable 4″ plushes will be available of certain Mymojis.
Pint-sized bobblehead versions of Captain America and Iron Man prepare to face off, only to set aside their differences, in this cute animated teaser for Funko’s Captain America: Civil War-themed Marvel Collector Corps box.
If you liked the previous Deadpool promo, you’ll probably enjoy this one, which features a fun cameo at the end.
Supergirl will be joined in May be 3.75-inch versions of Power Girl, the original Firestorm, Cyborg and the villainous Black Manta.
Funko has some consolation for those Golden Girls fans devastated last fall when that wonderful fan-submitted LEGO playset didn’t pass the LEGO review process: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia are becoming Pop! vinyl figures.
However, there’s no word yet whether there will be a card attached will say, “Thank you for being a friend.” (It totally should, though.)